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This large jar is ovular in shape, with four lines carved across its horizontal axis periodically. The jar shape turns inward from the third line from the bottom. where the fourth line serves as the base of the neck of the jar opening. The natural ash glaze is not applied evenly, but looks as ip it dripped down the sides of the jar in some areas.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Large Jar
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.212
This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Jar
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.214
'Ueberlauf' on rim running design, in center a blossom; paste: buff, fine, medium-hard; glaze: glossy, fine crackle top glaze, over cream slip on interior and exterior except bottom part. Fired upside down (tripod on interior) and upright. Colors are green, yellow, aubergine, green-white. Slightly restored.
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with tri-colored glaze
10th century
Museum Purchase
1957/1.51
"Produced in the Wan Li era (1573-1619), the Chinese prototypes are more tightly controlled and more elaborate that the museum's Persian version. In place of nine rim panels in the Far Eastern piece our bowl has four, more widely dispersed over the rim area and enclosing loosely executed foliate forms. The elaborate scene usually appearing in the center of such bowls here is reduced to a simple bouqet, now in part reconstruction." 
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with radial design
Museum Purchase
1957/1.84
"In these vessels pigments were applied within the lines of a pattern incised into the slip, and then the interior was covered with a colorless glaze and the exterior with a yellow-brown one." (pg. 38)
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware
13th century
Museum Purchase
1957/1.55
This ceramic plate contains negative white designs of a cross at center surrounded by a band of floral motifs at the rim. The plate is a gray-white porcelain whit glossy glaze and wide crackle. The colors used are primarily gray and white. The object was fired upright and is slightly restored. It probably dates to the Shah Abbas Safavid period. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow plate with floral rim design on broad rim
1700 – 1899
Museum Purchase
1957/1.88
This deep footed bowl comes from the 17th century Safavid period in Iran. The bowl features an ivory ground with a glossy glaze and blue and black underglaze painting. Cobalt blue floral rug designs cover the exterior of the bowl and  a cobalt blue medallion is found on the interior base.
Iranian (Iranian)
Deep bowl with medallion design
17th century
Museum purchase
1957/1.92
This glazed plate is attributed to the Safavid period in Iran. The interior decoration consists of yellow splashes on a glossy red-brown glaze. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with deep red-brown glaze spashed with yellow (cracked)
1600 – 1899
Museum Purchase
1957/1.98
This Qajar dish features three separate compartments and highly decorated exterior panels. Each side of the dish is decorated with a pair of young female faces that alternate with abstract deep blue designs. The interor panels lack decoration aside from the bases of each compartment which contain blue painted floral sprays. The craftmanship of the dish finds roots in the Kashan tradition of the 12th and 13th centuries, making it a testament to the continuation of traditional techniques in the region by the 19th century. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow open box with three compartments, adorned with women's faces
19th century
Museum Purchase
1957/1.99
Round porcelain container with lid.  The base and lid are nearly identical, with incuded designs and red slip under a yellow glaze.
Kawai Kanjirô
Round Box with Lid
1929 – 1942
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
1991/2.25.1-2
An earthenware sancai three-color glazed figure of a man wearing a long green robe and tall black hat. He is carrying an amber-glazed rectangular box over the top of an amber-glazed tasseled sash that covers his hands, and is standing on a green- and amber-glazed octagonal dais. His face is painted in polychrome mineral pigments, and his head was sculpted separately from the body.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Male Attendant
1368 – 1644
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
2009/2.105A&B

Kawai Kanjirô
Ovoid vase
1937 – 1938
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Spurr
2003/2.15
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